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Fallingwater, Mill Run

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A Frank Lloyd Wright house built over a waterfall, Fallingwater was named the "best all-time work of American architecture" in 2007 by the American Institute of Architects. The family house was commissioned by Edgar Kaufmann Sr., and Wright welcomed the challenge. Kaufmann once dared to go behind Wright's back to consult an engineer about the risky design. Wright was so offended that he threatened to leave the project. Kaufmann relented, and Wright buried the engineer's report in one of the walls. The house was the Kaufmann family's weekend retreat until 1963, when the family gave it to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which opened it to the public. Notice the remarkable furniture--Wright designed it specifically for the space. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fallingwater by using our Mill Run tourist route planner.
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  • Seeing the house it's splendor on a hot summer day. Don't worry there is plenty of shade! Tour is easy and informative. Grounds are immaculate. Go!  more »
  • I had a near-perfect experience here. Had an 11:30am tour & arrived at 10:50am to walk about. Our tour began at 11:10 w/ 1 guide, then we left him & walked down to the house to meet our primary guide....  more »
  • We planned a slight detour on our trip from Washington DC to home in Michigan, to take in one of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces, Fallingwater. We were not disappointed. The home and its harmony wit...  more »
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  • The house is amazing, but sad. It was designed for a family - a vacation house to allow its inhabitants to be close to nature. It was meant to be lived in and loved by its owners. And I'm sure it was. But now it's a sterile museum, open to hoards of camera toting tourists who will spend an hour or two there and then leave. The house seemed so sad to me. It feels as though it's lost its soul. So maybe this is a bit too anthropomorphic a review. The house is beautiful. Go, take your pictures and try not to think too hard about it.
  • Such a beautiful and unique architectural piece. This was a trip for the books. Absolutely loved the tour and the staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back and take the family.
  • Wonderful tour....Wright's genius is on full display. Tour guide we had was young and not too knowledgeable, but he did know the basics. The gift shop was very nice but the cafe was overpriced. Friendly staff. Plan several hours here. If you plan on going to Kentuck Nob leave about 3 hours between tour times.
  • I have always wanted to visit this home. After it being an inspiration throughout most of my college career I finally got to visit and experience first hand the amazing architecture and the extraordinary sense of each space. Every detail and every space itself will leave you amazed. After you visit this site your view of nature and buildings will change for good! Definitely a must visit before you die kind of place.
  • Never before have I experienced such a harmonious blend of indoor and outdoor. They fuse perfectly in this amazing structure. Make sure you take note of the art on the walls. When I was there, they had Picassos, Diego Riveras, etc. Practicality aside, it is a masterpiece on so many levels. No picture can really do it justice. It, truly, is an experience.